HMRC powers

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HMRC warns not all IVAs are VAT exempt

HMRC lost a landmark court battle that IVAs should be VAT exempt. But before IPs claim rebates, the taxman is warning it won’t delve into the past on their behalf

27 Sep 2011

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Serious questions remain over Business Record Checks

Scaled back or not - tax advisors are still concerned that questions over the operation of HMRC's business record checking remain unanswered

23 Sep 2011

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Tax gap: HMRC should speculate to accumulate

Could investment into HMRC close the tax gap?

22 Sep 2011

HMRC scales back business record checks

20,000 small business record-keeping checks by HMRC annually, down from a proposed 50,000

22 Sep 2011

Self-serve tax easier said than done

Tax professionals voice a wide range of concerns over plans to fundamentally alter the working relationship between them and HMRC

20 Sep 2011

2,250 tax inspectors lined up for avoidance focus

HMRC will aim to cut avoidance through 2,000 new roles

19 Sep 2011

Institutes to help HMRC improve performance standards

Profession will work with taxman in "groundbreaking" initiative to improve standards

14 Sep 2011

Illegal alcohol seized by HMRC

Revenue officers discover more than £250,000 worth of illegal alcohol

13 Sep 2011

Tax dodging house owners should fear new tax scheme

Multiple house owners that have dodged income tax or CGT should beware HMRC's new deal with mortgage brokers

31 Aug 2011

Banks face bill for helping Swiss tax dodgers

Banks that help clients avoid UK withholding tax will face the liability themsleves, according to senior HMRC source

30 Aug 2011

Taxman misses out on £27.4bn, claims report

Taxpayers Alliance-IoD report flags up HMRC's missed billions

25 Aug 2011

HMRC acronyms unscrambled

Do you know your ADR from your MCR? Heather Self sheds some light on HMRC's acronyms and what they mean for companies facing tax disputes

17 Aug 2011

Taxman's skeleton arguments made public in landmark ruling

James Kessler QC's wins request for HMRC skeleton arguments against Gaines-Cooper to be made publically available

05 Aug 2011

The tax system needs trust, says CIoT

President Anthony Thomas calls on the UK tax system to work more effectively, following Treasury Select Committee concerns

01 Aug 2011

HMRC rapped over efficiency drive claims

NAO challenges HMRC's figures for PaceSetter

15 Jul 2011

HMRC must embrace tax advisors

HMRC must appreciate the need for experienced advisors to bridge the gap between confused taxpayers and a struggling Revenue, says Andrew Meeson

13 Jul 2011

Fast food retailers cook books, says HMRC

Taxman to put the heat on London-based fast food retailers

13 Jul 2011

New tax tactics, or 'same old' for HMRC?

Despite a welter of new projects, PKF's John Cassidy tells advisors that HMRC hasn't really changed

10 Jun 2011

Tax advisor registration: power struggle?

Accountancy Age runs the rule over HMRC tax registration consultation to look at who will wield the authority

03 Jun 2011

Tax enrolment could breach human rights

Tiered approach to advisors must be handled carefully, warn institute chiefs

03 Jun 2011

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The Practitioner: 'Tis the season to tidy up

The Practitioner lets loose with 'Deskgate', after losing the plot over yet another untidy area...

AS2014: Osborne's reforms sensible - IoD

Sensible reforms preface more radical tax policies in next parliament, writes Institute of Directors' head of taxation Stephen Herring

#AS2014: ACCA still concerned over public coffers, despite spending plans

Government's spending plans give false impression of state of the UK's finances, writes ACCA's Chas Roy-Chowdhury

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Intermediary rules: What your clients need to know

Alastair Kendrick walks through the new landscape for workers engaged through intermediaries, and finds that clients might not have up-to-scratch systems and processes

Taking Stock: 2014 in cartoons

Colin and friends take you through their year - using the medium of pithy cartoons

Taking Stock: Massaging the figures

TS was pleased to note some interesting methods to alleviate Christmas stress

Colin: Using Google to make money out of the net

Colin thinks Osborne's latest tax wheeze means he is not such a bad egg after all

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